Atheist pushes anti-euthanasia case in UK
The Catholic Register
In his frequent articles for the British press, Yuill has used the example of what's happened in Canada to warn the English how legalizing assisted suicide leads to an erosion of rights. “In the province of Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term ...
Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 18:17:46 3 25
US slams allies for violating religious freedom
He cited criminal penalties for apostasy, atheism, blasphemy, and insulting the Saudi state's interpretation of Islam, as well as attacks and discrimination targeting Shia Muslims. The kingdom follows the Sunni Muslim Wahhabi school of Islam. The ...
Published on: Wed, 16 Aug 06:04:34 43 683
Adherence to faith in the UK is in decline. What does that say about Britain?
Whatever one thinks of the Anglican faith, the prospect of its adherents almost vanishing is sad in terms of the cultural role the Church of England has played in English and British life. ... The latest survey from the Pew Research Centre estimates ...
Published on: Tue, 12 Sep 13:34:43 0 17
A religion of the Book: The King James Bible
As a result of the committees' efforts, the Authorized or King James Version (KJV) of the Bible was published in 1611, and it would stand alone as the premiere English translation until the middle of the 20th century. Through this translation, English ...
Published on: Tue, 05 Sep 23:32:10 48 858
September 11 and the Birth of New Atheism
A few short years later, a number of writers including Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Daniel Dennett began publishing books taking more direct aim at religious thinking than English speaking readers had encountered in a very ...
Published on: Mon, 11 Sep 22:08:46 15 210
Why Aren't More Atheist Groups Speaking Out Against Trump's DACA Decision?
When Donald Trump announced that he was planning to rescind DACA protections, throwing the fate of 800,000 children of immigrants into the hands of a Republican-led Congress, I'll admit I wasn't sure how many atheist groups would say anything about it.
Published on: Tue, 05 Sep 22:56:54 4 87
Growth of 'no religion' among Brits ominous for US
The survey by the National Centre for Social Research reveals that 53 percent of the English describe themselves as having "no religion" – and among those 18 to 24 years old, the percentage rose to a shocking 71. ... "It's not that these people are ...
Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 16:07:33 12 783
Hispanic Secular Humanism And News: The Future Of Sin God
That being said: I've not seen any writers consistently and professionally write about secular humanism from a Hispanic point of view (in English), despite the advent of numerous writers and activists talking about atheism, agnosticism, free-thought ...
Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 17:10:11 4 41
Secretary of State Says Atheists, Too, Are Victims of Religious Persecution
The government does not recognize the right of non-Muslims to practice their religion in public and applied criminal penalties, including prison sentences, lashings, and fines, for apostasy, atheism, blasphemy, and insulting the state's interpretation ...
Published on: Wed, 16 Aug 20:57:25 37 591
Moses Mendelssohn's Hebrew politics
We know all too well that religion can beget hatred and violence, and Mendelssohn himself famously expressed doubts about the civic potential of atheists. ... He has also published some of the first English translations of Mendelssohn's Hebrew writings.
Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 07:39:31 13 406